The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.Susan Sontag: 1974 In the NewYork Review of Books,18 Apr. Later published in book form as On Photography (1976).
A tourist is an ugly human being.Jamaica originally Elaine Potter Richardson Kincaid: 1988 A Small Place.
Should you revisit usStay a little longerAnd get to know the place...On local life we trustThe resident witnessNot the royal tourist.kingsley amis: "New Approach Needed", about the Second Coming, (p. 27)
Unchecked, the tourist will climb over the fence and come right into your house to take pictures of you in your habitat. Cities mindful of tourists have built elaborate “tourist traps” which, luckily, work. Tourists are kept confined to these, and few escape. There is, of course, the type known as the “intrepid tourist.” This one has to be watched carefully or he can become most annoying. Little wonder these are so often the target of terrorists. If there is an aspect of benign terror about the tourist, there is also a great deal of tourist in the terrorist. Terrorists travel with only one thing in mind, just like the tourist, and the specifics of places escape them both. Terrorists travel for the purpose of shooting unsuspecting foreigners, just as tourists travel for the purpose of shooting them with a camera.andrei codrescu: “The Tourist,” Raised by Puppets (1990)
I sincerely apologize to anyone I may have inadvertently offended...The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China.cameron diaz: Cameron Diaz after visiting Machu Picchu in Peru with a green bag which had a red star and the words "serve the people" printed in Chinese. BBC News
I was a mere tourist with no part whatever in this great conflict; but it was my rare privilege, through an unusual train of circumstances, to witness the moving scenes that I have resolved to describe. In these pages I give only my personal impressions; so my readers should not look here for specific details, nor for information on strategic matters; these things have their place in other writings.henry dunant: p. 16; As quoted in The Independent, Friday, 22 February 2002
The [Oxford tourist] guide would begin: "This, ladies and gentlemen, is Balliol College, one of the very holdest in the huniversity, and famous for the herudition of its scholars. The 'ead of Balliol College is called the Master. The present Master of Balliol is the celebrated Professor Benjamin Jowett, Regius Professor of Greek. Those are Professor Jowett's study-windows, and there" (here the ruffian would stoop down, take up a handful of gravel and throw it against the panes, bringing poor Jowett, livid with fury, to the window) "ladies and gentlemen, is Professor Benjamin Jowett himself."Benjamin Jowett: W S Walsh A Handy-book of Literary Curiosities (1893) pp. 640-1.
The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.Robert Morley: The Observer (20 April 1958)
Pancke gave me orders to blow up a museum in Copenhagen, where students gathered, and some other places. I declined and said I needed a written order by Himmler. Pancke was angry, but it was not done. Another example: The State Police were billeted. These billets included the offices of Best, my own, Pancke, and staff, and commissioner of the Ordinary Police and his staff. Near it was a big tourist hotel. Pancke ordered that property blown up as an act of countersabotage. I asked why. The reason was that once in that hotel Pancke's secretary couldn't get a meal served after 7 p.m.günther pancke: Rudolf Mildner, to Leon Goldensohn (12 February 1946)
Panaji is to be developed as a city that is environmentally and economically sustainable, a city that is a mixture of heritage and modernity , a city that cares for its citizen , a city that cares for its tourist , a city that maintains it culture , a city that provide high quality infrastructure services and facilities, a well managed clean, green and safe city that provides and better present and bright future to its people.City Vision, in 14-1 Vision Panaji
Case officers are subject to the same embarassments any tourist suffers-snarled schedules, lost passports, lost money and luggage, and getting off the plane at the wrong destinationjohn stockwell: In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story, "Kinshasa"; ISBN 0393057054
... I would not in this case decide, even by way of dicta, that the Government may lawfully seize literary material intended for the purely private use of the importer. The terms of the statute appear to apply to an American tourist who, after exercising his constitutionally protected liberty to travel abroad, returns home with a single book in his luggage, with no intention of selling it or otherwise using it, except to read it. If the Government can constitutionally take the book away from him as he passes through customs, then I do not understand the meaning of Stanley v. Georgia .Potter Stewart, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs, 1971).
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sightseeing."Daniel J. Boorstin. The Image: A Guide to Psuedo-Events in America, 3.2, 1961.
Some days past I have found a curious confirmation of the fact that what is truly native can and often does dispense with local color; I found this confirmation in Gibbon 's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Gibbon observes that in the Arabian book par excellence , in the Koran , there are no camels; I believe if there were any doubt as to the authenticity of the Koran, this absence of camels would be sufficient to prove it is an Arabian work. It was written by Mohammed , and Mohammed, as an Arab, had no reason to know that camels were especially Arabian; for him they were part of reality, he had no reason to emphasize them; on the other hand, the first thing a falsifier, a tourist, an Arab nationalist would do is have a surfeit of camels, caravans of camels, on every page; but Mohammed, as an Arab, was unconcerned: he knew he could be an Arab without camels. I think we Argentines can emulate Mohammed, can believe in the possibility of being Argentine without abounding in local color.jorge luis borges: "The Argentine Writer and Tradition", Fervor of Buenos Aires (1923)
“What I'm proposing, to myself and other people, is what I often call the tourist attitude - that you act as though you've never been there before. So that you're not supposed to know anything about it. If you really get down to brass tacks, we have never been anywhere before.”john cage: quoted in "Musicage: Cage Muses on Words, Art, Music", ISBN 0819563110
This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.thomas mann: Ch. 5, as translated by David Luke
Complete freedom meant no one knew. It was most readily defined in the negative: not this gap between the heaven promised in the new advertisements and the everyday satisfactions I can buy. Not the sense that when I leave my work for my family, and bring my family to a Sunday in the park, my leisure feels like work. Not this mad conviction that I’m a stranger in my own home town, that at work I feel like a machine, that in the park I feel like an advertisement, that at home I feel like a tourist.greil marcus: Lipstick Traces : A Secret History of the 20th Century (1989) pp. 147/148.
Little, however, is to be learned in confused, hurried tourist trips, spending only a poor noisy hour in a branded grove with a guide. You should go looking and listening alone on long walks through the wild forests and groves in all the seasons of the year. In the spring the winds are balmy and sweet... . In summer the days go by in almost constant brightness... . In the autumn the sighing of the winds is softer than ever... . Winter comes suddenly, arrayed in storms.john muir: chapter 9: The Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.Susan Sontag: "Melancholy Objects", p. 57
On May 28 of last year, President Obama stood next to Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland in Warsaw and declared he would support new rules to help more Poles get tourist visas to the United States. “If you’ve lived in Chicago and you haven’t become a little bit Polish,” Mr. Obama joked, “there’s something wrong with you.” A year later, the president made himself the target of a searing denunciation by Mr. Tusk after he referred on Tuesday to a “Polish death camp,” instead of a Nazi death camp in Poland, in bestowing a Presidential Medal of Freedom on Jan Karski, a hero of the Polish resistance to the Germans during World War II. Mr. Obama was guilty of “ignorance, lack of knowledge, bad intentions,” Mr. Tusk said.Mark Landler "Premier Denounces Obama for Referring to a ‘Polish Death Camp’" in nytimes.com. Published: May 30, 2012
Case officers are subject to the same embarassments any tourist suffers-snarled schedules, lost passports, lost money and luggage, and getting off the plane at the wrong destinationIn Search of Enemies: A CIA Story, "Kinshasa"; ISBN 0393057054
As far as tourists are concerned they have various destinations they can choose for their holiday. No tourist will come to a country where violence is taking place.Seenivasagham Kaliselvam, Sri Lanka Tourist Board, quoted on BBC News, "Shadow hangs over Sri Lanka tourism", February 17, 2006.
...when India became independent in 1947, Shimla was one of the most important hill stations of the world. After the partition of India in 1947, many of the Punjab Government offices from Lahore in Pakistan were shifted to Shimla. In 1966, with the re-organization of territory into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, Shimla became the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Since then, Shimla has flourished, as capital of the state and has continued to be an important tourist resort of India and the world.Planning Department, in "District Human Development Report Shimla}, p.9
Within the city are a number of places to visit, which include Wards Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Sweet Falls, and the Shillong 18 Hole Golf Course, which is one of the oldest in the country. Other Tourist sites around the city are the Crinoline Swimming Pool, Mattilang Park, Air Force Museum, Upper Shillong, Don Bosco Centre of Indigenous Cultures, the Butterfly Museum and Jaya Kalra's Art Gallery.The Official Web Portal of Meghalaya, in "Meghalaya".